Invited Speakers for 2018

The following speakers have already confirmed for the 2018 meeting.

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2018 BSACI Meeting Speakers

Dr Sabine Altrichter

Dr Sabine Altrichter

Dermatology

Allergie-Centrum-Charité, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

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Dr Sabine Altrichter

Dr Sabine Altrichter (Dermatology)

Allergie-Centrum-Charité, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Sabine Altrichter studied medicine at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria and started work in the field of allergy research at the lab of Prof. Georg Stingl, working on autoreactive IgE in atopic dermatitis. In 2005 she joined the workgroup of Prof. Maurer at the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berin, Germany. During her training in the specialisation of dermatology she has worked on various studies with a special focus on urticaria and mast cell-driven diseases. After specializing as a dermatologist and later as an allergologist, her current research focus is on the role of IgE in urticaria and on inducible forms of urticaria, with a special focus on cholinergic urticaria.

Dr Mike Ardern-Jones

Dr Mike Ardern-Jones

Associate Professor; Consultant Dermatologist

University of Southampton

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Dr Mike Ardern-Jones

Dr Mike Ardern-Jones (Associate Professor; Consultant Dermatologist)

University of Southampton

Mike Ardern-Jones undertook medical training at St Bartholomew's Medical College, University of London and subsequently carried out his DPhil studies at Christ Church, University of Oxford. He trained in cutaneous immunology at the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Oxford via a Wellcome Research Training Fellowship.

The aim of his group is to develop model systems for human inflammatory cutaneous disease which will develop the opportunity to dissect key molecular pathways and design new science based treatments. As a paradigm for such a system, atopic dermatitis is ideal and is where the main thrust of work is directed. He found an exciting novel link between the role of infection in modulating allergic responses in the skin, which suggests an important bridge between the innate immune control of adaptive immune responses and extending this work in more physiological model systems is a current principle aim.

Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle

Allergy Nurse Specialist

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

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Mrs Janette Bartle

Mrs Janette Bartle (Allergy Nurse Specialist )

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Janette Bartle is an Allergy Nurse Specialist within the ENT department at Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust. She is a BSACI Nurses in Allergy Group committee member, keen to promote best practice in allergy care particularly when it comes to the treatment of rhinitis. She is also a pollen monitor collecting air samples from the roof of the Ipswich Hospital, and providing data to the Met Office to compile the national UK pollen forecast.

Mr Kristian Bravin

Mr Kristian Bravin

Senior Dietitian

University Hospitals of Leicester

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Mr Kristian Bravin

Mr Kristian Bravin (Senior Dietitian)

University Hospitals of Leicester

Kristian has been working as a dietitian in the Leicester Hospitals for 17 years, 14 of which have been in the allergy service, initially with adults and later with children. He extended his scope 5 years ago and now include gastroenterology in his work profile.

Kristian’s work in the Children’s Allergy Service at the Leicester Royal Infirmary has provided him with extensive experience in managing a broad range of food allergies affecting children. Over the past 5 years in particular, the service has expanded to one of only a handful in the country that sees more than 1000 new patients a year. The service has always been proactive in providing patients with the latest and most up-to-date treatments, and with a similar approach Kristian had the opportunity to develop an oral tolerance induction service in Leicester which has been running for 10 years. He was also part of the team that wrote the guidelines on the management of milk allergy for the BSACI.

Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough

Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy; Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Guy's & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

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Dr Helen Brough

Dr Helen Brough (Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy; Consultant in Paediatric Allergy)

Guy's & St. Thomas’ Hospital, London

Helen read Medicine at King’s College, Cambridge University before completing her clinical training at the Royal Free & University College London Medical School. Helen completed Higher Specialist Training in Paediatric Allergy as the MADEL Clinical Lecturer and became a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at St. Thomas’ Hospital in 2013. She is now the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Allergy at St. Thomas’s Hospital and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. She was the BSACI Annual Meeting Secretary from 2015-2016.

Helen’s clinical and research interests are in food allergy prevention, diagnosis and management, immunotherapy, asthma, eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders and eczema. She is the lead author for the BSACI Standards of Care Committee guideline for atopic eczema. Helen has authored multiple research publications on environmental risk factors for food allergy, food allergy diagnosis and management. She is Principal Investigator for the Pronuts study, evaluating the rate of challenge proven peanut, tree nut and sesame seed allergy. Helen was also involved in the Learning Early About Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-ON and Enquiring About Tolerance (EAT) study.

Dr Trevor Brown

Dr Trevor Brown

Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant

Ulster Hospital

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Dr Trevor Brown

Dr Trevor Brown (Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant)

Ulster Hospital

Trevor presently holds the post of Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Allergy within the South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust of the Northern Ireland Region of the NHS. The British Dietetic Association (BDA) has also recently made him an honorary life-time member.

He has been a member of the NICE Guideline for Anaphylaxis and NICE Guideline for Food Allergy in Children and Young People UK National Guideline Development Groups. Most recently he has been the paediatric allergy expert advisor on the NICE Quality Standard for Food Allergy and the NICE Quality Standard for Anaphylaxis.

He is Vice-chair of the Anaphylaxis Campaign Advisory Board and a Medical Advisor to Allergy UK.

His particular clinical interest has been in the development of better national and international guidelines on the diagnosis and management of cow’s milk allergy in the early years of life. Having first set up the MAP milk allergy guideline development group, he is now a joint first author of its updated form, iMAP, the international Milk Allergy guideline for Primary care.

Dr Kenneth Bruce

Dr Kenneth Bruce

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology

King's College London

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Dr Kenneth Bruce

Dr Kenneth Bruce (Senior Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology)

King's College London

Kenneth Bruce works in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Clinical Academic Group at King’s College London, in the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science. His research is based on molecular microbial ecology of medical and natural environments, which focuses on the analysis of human-associated microbes. The aim of this work is to better characterise these microbes in both health and disease.

The Drug Delivery group that he works with also studies the bacteria that are associated with the human gut mucosa in health and disease. These studies have shown that the bacteria associated with the gut mucosa of healthy individuals are quite distinct between individuals, yet are similar along the tract within an individual. This work is extending to study the gut in disease such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Group members are also working on models of community development, interactions between microbe and human cells, improving and assessing therapies and their delivery. Other group members are studying the interface between environments and humans. This focuses on issues of spatial scale and incorporates aspects of stress e.g. pollutants and other chemical agents on populations and communities. The focus is to move from characterisation of what microbes are present, to develop a better understanding of the function of these microbes. From this improved understanding, similar improvements may follow in the longer term in terms of the treatment of infection.

Dr Rossa Brugha

Dr Rossa Brugha

Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician

King’s College Hospital, London

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Dr Rossa Brugha

Dr Rossa Brugha (Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician)

King’s College Hospital, London

Dr Rossa Brugha is a locum Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at King's College Hospital in London. He studied medicine in Oxford before Paediatric and sub-specialty Respiratory training in London at the Royal Brompton and Great Ormond Street. He studied for his PhD at Barts and The London under Prof Jonathan Grigg, where he looked at the effect of particulate matter air pollution on macrophages and dendritic cells in children with asthma. Following this he was an Academic Clinical Lecturer under Prof Jane Davies at Imperial College London, studying the effects of air pollution on children with cystic fibrosis. He has spoken at the British Science Festival and, very occasionally, extremely briefly, on TV about the effects of air pollution on children's lungs.

Ms Rebecca Bryson

Ms Rebecca Bryson

Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Speciailst Asthma and Allergy

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral

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Ms Rebecca Bryson

Ms Rebecca Bryson (Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Speciailst Asthma and Allergy)

Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral

Rebecca has worked as a Paediatric Respiratory Nurse Specialist (asthma and allergy) at Wirral University Teaching Hospital Arrowe Park since 2001. She is involved as a committee member of the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Nurses Group (NPRANG) since 2013 as Treasurer and a committee member of PRANG North West and is involved with North West Paediatric Allergy Network (NWPAN). In addition Rebecca has recently joined the committee as a Conference Representative for the BSACI Nurses in Allergy group. She has been involved in education as an Honorary Lecturer Liverpool John Moores University and the University of Chester and is a National trainer for Education for Health.

Rebecca is an Independent Nurse Prescriber and runs two nurse led Asthma clinics and one nurse led Allergy clinic per week in addition to weekly Consultant led Respiratory clinics and a monthly Adolescent asthma clinic. Rebecca has had many years of experience supporting children and their families with asthma and viral induced wheeze, and has published an article on the Management of Pre-school Wheeze in the GPN Journal of Practice Nursing.

Rebecca is delighted to be presenting ‘When Viral induced wheeze becomes asthma ‘at this conference and will be discussing two contrasting case studies. On Monday she will be demonstrating inhaler techniques at the devices workshop with her nurse colleagues.

Dr Susan Chan

Dr Susan Chan

Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Dr Susan Chan

Dr Susan Chan (Paediatric Allergy Specialist Consultant)

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Susan Chan is a Consultant in Paediatric Allergy at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Senior Lecturer at King’s College London. Her research interests focus on the mechanism of peanut allergies in children and childhood eczema.

Dr Graham Clarke

Dr Graham Clarke

Head of Clinical Operations and Model Development

hVIVO Ltd, London

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Dr Graham Clarke

Dr Graham Clarke (Head of Clinical Operations and Model Development)

hVIVO Ltd, London

Dr Graham Clarke is responsible for the continued evolution of a pioneering technology platform of human disease models to accelerate drug discovery and development in respiratory and infectious diseases, including flu, RSV, asthma and the common cold. After training as a clinical physiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, London, Dr Clarke has served in a variety of respiratory clinical research environments championing the role of inhaled AHR/inflammation challenge models for patient responder selection and identification in clinical drug development. Prior to joining hVIVO Ltd, Dr Clarke was senior director and head of respiratory early clinical development at the CRO Quintiles (now IQVIA) where he introduced intra-nasal and inhaled LPS and Allergen challenge models and led the development and execution of inhaler generics and inhaler characterization studies. Dr Clarke completed a PhD in respiratory pharmacology and physiology with a focus on airway and vascular hyper-responsiveness in asthma at King’s College London, and is an honorary research fellow in cardiothoracic pharmacology at Imperial College London’s National Heart and Lung Institute.

Ms Lucy	Common

Ms Lucy Common

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

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Ms Lucy	Common

Ms Lucy Common (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Lucy Common is a clinical nurse specialist in Immunology and Allergy at Salford Royal Hospital, where she has been in post since 2010. Prior to this she was an adult nurse specialist in allergy for 3 years at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London. Lucy has experience in running nurse-led general allergy clinics and Immunotherapy clinics and also being involved in drug desensitisation and drug and food challenge procedures.

Lucy completed her MSc in Allergy at Southampton University in 2010 and is a member of the BSACI nurses in allergy group.

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science & Consultant Physician

King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's Hospital

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Professor Chris Corrigan

Professor Chris Corrigan (Professor of Asthma, Allergy & Respiratory Science & Consultant Physician)

King's College London School of Medicine at Guy's Hospital

Chris is Professor of Asthma, Allergy and Respiratory Science at King’s College London School of Medicine, based at Guy’s Hospital. He has published over 100 original research publications on the cellular and molecular immunopathology of asthma, and particularly phenotypes of severe and therapy resistant disease. He manages a large adult allergy service and a severe asthma service based at Guy’s Hospital, recently commissioned by NHS England as one of the three national providers of care for severe asthmatics in Greater London. He is also deeply committed to undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. He is currently chair of the Royal College of Physicians Specialist Advisory Committee on Allergy, Training Programme Director for Allergy in the London Deanery and is or has been educational supervisor to 9 Allergy SpRs, 10 PhD students and hundreds of medical undergraduates.

Ms Rachel DeBoer

Ms Rachel DeBoer

Specialist Allergy Dietitian

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Ms Rachel DeBoer

Ms Rachel DeBoer (Specialist Allergy Dietitian)

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Rachel has worked as a Dietitian for 15 years. She specialises in diagnosing and managing children with food allergy and has worked within Children’s Allergy service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital for over 6 years. She is a committee member of the Food Allergy and Intolerance Group of the BDA and is on the Executive committee of the Allergy Academy. She is currently involved in research into cow’s milk and fish allergy.

Professor George du Toit

Professor George du Toit

Consultant in Children's Allergy

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital

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Professor George du Toit

Professor George du Toit (Consultant in Children's Allergy)

Evelina London Children’s Hospital, St Thomas' Hospital

George du Toit is Professor of Paediatric Allergy, King’s College London and Evelina London Children’s Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust. George is Senior Co-Investigator on NIH-funded research studies aimed at the prevention of peanut allergy (The LEAP-Trio Studies). George is Co-Investigator on the EAT-On Study and PI on 3 Aimmune peanut desensitisation trials. George is lead clinician for the Children’s Drug Allergy and Urticaria service at St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and past Chairperson of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) Paediatric Section.

Ms Mandy East

Ms Mandy East

National Allergy Strategy Group

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Ms Mandy East

Ms Mandy East

National Allergy Strategy Group

Mandy East coordinates the work of the National Allergy Strategy Group which works to improve NHS allergy services. The group has been active since 2003 and has been instrumental in all the key Government reports including the Health Select Committee report on allergy and the Lords Science and Technology committee report on allergy as well as taking an active role in the Department of Health’s inquiry into allergy services. Mandy has been part of the NICE guideline development groups and the Quality Standards committees for: food allergy; anaphylaxis and drug allergy as well as being part of the RCPCH working group which developed six care pathways for children with allergic disease and the subsequent work on improving allergy provision in primary care.

Mandy runs the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Allergy which is a cross bench group of MPs and Peers with an interest in the subject, currently chaired by Stephen McPartland MP.

In addition, Mandy has been the National Coordinator at the Anaphylaxis Campaign since 2003 and is responsible for major projects and campaigns such as the current work to allow schools to hold a spare adrenaline injector for use in emergencies and the need to improve access to information, education and service provision for adults with allergy.

Both Mandy’s roles mean she is in regular contact with those who live with allergy day to day; the medics who care for them and key influencers within Parliament. As a result, she is excellently placed to advocate and campaign on their behalf.

Dr  William Egner

Dr William Egner

Consultant Immunologist

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

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Dr  William Egner

Dr William Egner (Consultant Immunologist)

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals

Bill Egner is a Consultant Immunologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and a Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield. He is Director and Scheme Organiser of UK NEQAS for Immunology, Immunochemistry & Allergy and also the Director of the Sheffield Immunology Protein Reference Units of the national Specialist Assay Service. He has published widely on the clinical and laboratory aspects of Immunology and Allergy and Quality Assessment and Assurance and tries to practice what he preaches.

Bill has been chair or member of most of the Immunology and Allergy committees of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists at various times, and is once again Chair of the Immunology SAC of the Royal College of Pathologists from 2018 and has had many roles on the committees or trustee boards of professional bodies, including the NHSE Immunology and Allergy CRG, CPA (UK) ACP, BSI, BSACI, UK NEQAS, UKPIN, IQAS and the SAS. He is particularly interested in promoting appropriate patient engagement, end-to-end QA and electronic learning initiatives. He has been a member of many working parties including secretary to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee report “Allergy: Still not meeting the unmet need”. He is currently also President and trustee of the UK NEQAS Charity, a trustee of UK PIN, and a trustee of the BSACI.

Dr Despina Eleftheriou

Dr Despina Eleftheriou

Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Rheumatology

UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

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Dr Despina Eleftheriou

Dr Despina Eleftheriou (Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Rheumatology)

UCL Great Ormond St Institute of Child Health

Dr Eleftheriou is Senior Lecturer in paediatric and adolescent rheumatology based in the Institute of Child Health, UCL London and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has developed a successful academic programme of work dedicated to the developing field of paediatric vasculitis and autoinflammation in concert with a world leading clinical service at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Her portfolio of research includes basic science studies including biomarker studies, gene discovery and for the first time gene therapy in autoinflammation, clinical trials, and other translatable research. She plays a significant enabling role furthering paediatric rheumatology translational research in the Arthritis Research UK/NIHR Children’s research network Paediatric Rheumatology Clinical Studies Group; this is a crucial strategic means of driving clinical trials and other research in paediatric rheumatology in the UK. Dr Eleftheriou is also the secretary for the vasculitis working group for the Paediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES).

Dr Pam Ewan

Dr Pam Ewan

Consultant Allergist

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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Dr Pam Ewan

Dr Pam Ewan (Consultant Allergist)

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Pamela Ewan is one of the leading allergists in the UK and head of the Allergy Department in Cambridge, a major centre in the specialty. In 1988 she set up the clinical allergy service and the allergy research program at Cambridge University Hospitals. Pam is experienced in all aspects of clinical allergy. Her special interests are nut allergy, anaphylaxis and venom allergy. She has a large clinical experience in nut allergy built up over 20 years and her research has led to better understanding of this condition and to improvements in patient care. Pam is proud to have received a national prize in 2014 - the William Frankland Award for clinical excellence.

She has developed an effective collaboration with Dr Andrew Clark, and they most recently developed a programme of desensitisation to treat peanut allergy and this has led to the establishment in 2014 of the Cambridge Peanut Allergy Clinic. In various national roles she worked to highlight the need for allergy care and to improve NHS allergy services, for which she was awarded CBE. She is co-chair and co-founder of the National Allergy Strategy Group and a past President of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology.

Dr Sophie Farooque

Dr Sophie Farooque

Consultant in Allergy

Imperial College NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital, London

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Dr Sophie Farooque

Dr Sophie Farooque (Consultant in Allergy)

Imperial College NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital, London

Sophie trained in allergy at Guy’s and St Thomas' and was the first ever allergy trainee (NTN) in the UK. When she completed her training she read for a PhD in the Biochemical, Molecular and Cellular mechanisms of Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease. She was appointed as a consultant to St Mary's in 2010 where she leads the adult allergy service. She was part of the NAP6 audit committee and is a member of the BSACI's standards of care committee. Her special interests include drug allergy and anaphylaxis and she is regularly invited to lecture both in the UK and abroad.

Ms Mary Feeney

Ms Mary Feeney

Clinical Research Dietitian

The LEAP Study, St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Ms Mary Feeney

Ms Mary Feeney (Clinical Research Dietitian)

The LEAP Study, St Thomas' Hospital, London

Mary Feeney is an allergy specialist dietitian and has worked with the Paediatric Allergy Research Team at King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. She was the senior dietitian responsible for dietary care of participants on The LEAP Study and has published on nutritional outcomes of this study. She has also been involved in the LEAP-On and PAS studies, and is currently working on the LEAP Trio Study. Other recent projects include: developing standardised home introduction guides for egg, soya and wheat in children with non-IgE-mediated allergies and collaborating with the BSACI PAG to develop guidance on allergy prevention advice for infants at higher risk of allergy.

She studied Physiology at the University of Dublin, Trinity College and Human Nutrition at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland before qualifying as a dietitian from King’s College London in 2005. She is Secretary of the Food Allergy Specialist Group of the British Dietetic Association, and a member of INDANA, EAACI and BSACI.

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Consultant Nurse

St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons

Mrs Roisin Fitzsimons (Consultant Nurse)

St Thomas' Hospital, London

Roisin Fitzsimons is Allergy Consultant Nurse at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital. Roisin has worked in the Children’s Allergy Service, since it began in 2006, she has been instrumental in developing the nurse-led service, which includes the food and drug challenge service. Roisin’s particular areas of interest include drug allergy and sublingual immunotherapy. In addition to her clinical role, Roisin leads on transformation, is involved in research having been PI on two CTIMP studies, has written widely for publication, is an Honorary Lecturer at two universities and holds national and international leadership roles. Roisin is an elected member of BSACI council and leads the AHP stream of the meeting organising committee. She has also recently been elected to join the National Paediatric Respiratory and Allergy Group committee, an affiliation of the British Paediatric Respiratory Society.

Roisin has pioneered nursing involvement within the Allergy Academy, speaking at events and is the course director of the nursing study days. She has developed the Allergy in Practice course which is now in its third year. Roisin is also Co-Head of the Nightingale Academy, leading practice innovation, education and research for nursing across GSTT.

Dr Nanna Fyhrquist

Dr Nanna Fyhrquist

Researcher, Karolinska Institute

University of Helsinki, Finland

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Dr Nanna Fyhrquist

Dr Nanna Fyhrquist (Researcher, Karolinska Institute)

University of Helsinki, Finland

Nanna received her PhD in Animal Physiology in 1999, and docentship in Neurosciences and Physiology in 2015 from the University of Helsinki, Finland. She is currently a senior researcher at the Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, as well as at the Department of Bacteriology and Immunology at Medicum, University of Helsinki. She is leader of a project which identifies biomarkers to discriminate between irritant and allergic contact dermatitis for the purpose of developing a new diagnostic tool for fast and easy diagnosis of inflammatory skin conditions. Moreover, she is engaged in research into the impact of modern lifestyle and the living environment on the human/host microbiome and susceptibility to chronic inflammatory disease, focusing on host-microbe interplay. She also enjoys teaching and organizing courses in basic immunology and toxicology for medical students in Stockholm and in Helsinki, and is involved in multiple national and international research communities, for instance as member of the scientific committee in the NFA (Nordisk förening för Allergologi; www.sffa.nu/nyheter/) and as secretary of the EAACI initiated committee of European National Societies of Allergology (NASC).

Mr Simon Gane

Mr Simon Gane

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London

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Mr Simon Gane

Mr Simon Gane (Consultant ENT Surgeon)

Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London

Simon Gane FRCS(ORL-HNS) is a consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London, UK. He is also the honorary ENT surgeon to Moorfields Eye Hospital. He trained in the North Thames Region of London, including stints at the Royal National with Professor Valerie Lund, Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, St Bartholomew’s, and St Mary's Hospital. His research interests include human olfaction, Chronic Rhinosinusitis and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia. He specialises in nasal sinus surgery, including the frontal sinus, anterior skull base and interface with the orbit.

Mr James Gardner

Mr James Gardner

Children’s Allergy Nurse Consultant

Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle

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Mr James Gardner

Mr James Gardner (Children’s Allergy Nurse Consultant)

Great North Children's Hospital, Newcastle

James qualified at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London as a Paediatric Nurse and, after working in general paediatrics and paediatric haematology, joined the allergy team at St Mary’s Hospital, London then for many years was the lead allergy nurse at the Royal Free Hospital & Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, both in London.

After relocating, he is currently the Children’s and Young Persons' Allergy Nurse Consultant at the Great North Children’s Hospital in Newcastle and Associate Clinical Lecturer in Newcastle University and teaches on Allergy E-module.

He completed his MSc in Allergy from the University of Southampton and focused on the use of component resolved diagnostics in peanut allergy. He is the Chair of the Allied Health working group in the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

James is involved in several European task force groups through the academy and was part of the expert panel for the recent anaphylaxis and food allergy guidelines. He is associate editor of CTA journal.

His main research interests are in food allergy, in particular oral allergy syndrome in children and component resolved diagnostics. He has a passion for allergic rhinitis and especially on its effect on quality of life in children. He is involved with many food allergy support groups and regularly on various allergy social media groups (Twitter @allergynurseuk)

Mr Richard Goodwin

Specialist Paediatric Pharmacist 

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Dr Robin Gore

Dr Robin Gore

Adult Respiratory Clinician

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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Dr Robin Gore

Dr Robin Gore (Adult Respiratory Clinician)

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Robin Gore is a respiratory physician at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. He has clinical interests in severe asthma and allergic disease, and in particular in extending the network approach to severe asthma patient care. He has ongoing research interests in aeroallergen exposure and its relationship with allergic disease activity.

Dr Claudia Gore

Dr Claudia Gore

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital, London

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Dr Claudia Gore

Dr Claudia Gore (Consultant in Paediatric Allergy and Immunology)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust St Mary's Hospital, London

Dr Claudia Gore graduated in Germany 1995. Her MD (res) was awarded in 1996, in Germany. She undertook her medical training from 1996 to 2009 in the United Kingdom, with time out for a PhD in paediatric allergy. She has been a consultant since 2009, and is currently a consultant in paediatric allergy and immunology at St Mary's Hospital. She is also clinical lead for paediatric and adolescent allergy. Clinically, she has a particular involvement in caring for children with complex multisystem allergic disease and severe eczema and in providing as well as expanding services for allergic adolescents.

Research and publication areas include probiotics and the gut microbiota in infant eczema, quality of life in allergic diseases, nutrition in allergic disease, allergen avoidance measures.

Dr Mary Halsey

Dr Mary Halsey

Clinical Psychologist

Southampton Children’s Hospital

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Dr Mary Halsey

Dr Mary Halsey (Clinical Psychologist)

Southampton Children’s Hospital

Mary is a Clinical Psychologist at Southampton Children’s Hospital, having trained at Southampton University. She has been in this post for four years and works in paediatric allergy, gastroenterology and within Bursledon House paediatric psychosocial residential unit. Mary set up the clinical psychology service within the paediatric allergy team and provides specialist therapeutic support to children and their families. Mary works alongside the paediatric allergy team to promote and support psychological understanding. Mary’s main interests are in medically unexplained symptoms and acceptance and commitment therapy.

Professor Hannah Gould

Professor Hannah Gould

Senior Research Fellow Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics and Division of Allergy

King's College London

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Professor Hannah Gould

Professor Hannah Gould (Senior Research Fellow Randall Division of Cell and Molecular Biophysics and Division of Allergy)

King's College London

Hannah Gould started her career in science as an undergraduate at Radcliffe College, which was then the women’s part of Harvard. She graduated in Biochemistry, and followed with an MSc at Radcliffe and PhD at Harvard with Paul Doty. The title of her PhD thesis was “The Antigenicity of Polypeptides”. It was a time when the field of protein synthesis was emerging in an exciting way, and so Hannah moved to London to work at the National Institute for Medical Research on the structure of ribosomes and translation of globin mRNA. After a further year at University College London, continuing this work, and imperial College, changing to work on chromatin structure, she settled at King's College London where she continued with chromatin studies until the breakthrough of recombinant DNA technology. Returning to her interest in immunology, she made the critical decision to clone and express the human IgE epsilon heavy chain gene cDNA. This led to research on the structure, function, and regulation of IgE and allergy, her continuing passion.

Ms Rachel Griffin

Ms Rachel Griffin

Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Imperial College, London

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Ms Rachel Griffin

Ms Rachel Griffin (Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner)

Imperial College, London

Rachel is lead clinical nurse specialist for paediatric allergy at Imperial College NHS Trust with experience spanning community, primary, secondary and tertiary level allergy services. She has also been involved in the planning, implementation and evaluation of improving the recognition and access to the accurate diagnosis of allergic diseases.

Professor Nigel Harper

Professor Nigel Harper

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care

University of Manchester

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Professor Nigel Harper

Professor Nigel Harper (Consultant in Anaesthesia & Critical Care)

University of Manchester

Nigel Harper is Honorary Clinical Professor of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at Manchester University, and Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He developed the first UK Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic held jointly with an immunologist in Central Manchester and continued the clinic for more than 20 years, working closely with the Clinical Immunology Department. He has published and lectured widely on the subject of anaphylaxis.

Professor Harper represented the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) on the Royal College of Physicians Working Group following the House of Lords report on the provision of allergy services. He chaired the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland Safety Guideline, Suspected Anaphylaxis During Anaesthesia, and served on the NICE Anaphylaxis Guideline Development Group.

He is a past President of the Section of Anaesthesia of the Royal Society of Medicine and a past Examiner at the Royal College of Anaesthetists, where he chaired the MCQ Group. He was honoured by becoming one of the Sunday Times “Top Doctors” in 2010 for his work on adverse drug reactions during anaesthesia.

Professor Jonathan Hourihane

Professor Jonathan Hourihane

Professsor of Paediatrics and Child Health

University College Cork, Ireland

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Professor Jonathan Hourihane

Professor Jonathan Hourihane (Professsor of Paediatrics and Child Health)

University College Cork, Ireland

Jonathan Hourihane has been Professor of Paediatrics and Child Health in University College Cork, Ireland since 2005. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1987. He undertook his higher training in Southampton, and London, UK. His primary area of clinical and research interest is in paediatric food allergy and anaphylaxis. He is co-Principal Investigator of the BASELINE, Ireland’s only birth cohort study and the INFANT Research Centre in UCC. He is a Board member of the National Children’s Research Centre, Ireland and is a founding Board member of the Clemens von Pirquet Foundation, and of the Irish Food Allergy Network. He is current President of the Irish Association of Allergy and Immunology.

Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James

Clinical Psychologist

Evelina Children's Hospital

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Dr Polly James

Dr Polly James (Clinical Psychologist)

Evelina Children's Hospital

Polly is a Highly Specialist Paediatric Clinical Psychologist at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital at St Thomas’ Hospital and has created and developed a new psychology service for the Children’s Allergy Service. Polly provides specialist individual and group therapy for children and their families and helps them cope with difficulties that can arise from having food allergies.

Ms Victoria James

Ms Victoria James

Paediatric Dietitian

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

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Ms Victoria James

Ms Victoria James (Paediatric Dietitian)

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Vicky James has been a dietitian for 19 years. She was very lucky to get the opportunity to move from adult dietetics to paediatrics 3 years ago. In her current role she specialises in allergy and gastroenterology. Vicky has a huge interest in all aspects of allergy management and enjoys working with the dynamic, forward thinking allergy team at Arrowe Park Hospital in the Wirral.

Dr Sanja Kezic

Dr Sanja Kezic

Scientific Staff

Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, The Netherlands

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Dr Sanja Kezic

Dr Sanja Kezic (Scientific Staff)

Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, The Netherlands

Sanja Kezic is senior scientist and principal investigator at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Her main research interest centres on the effect of inherited or acquired abnormalities in the skin barrier in the aetiology of atopic- and contact dermatitis. Current research projects are focused on the development of non-invasive biomarkers of skin barrier and immune response aiming at more objective assessment of disease severity, therapy efficacy and patient stratification. She collaborated in a large number of international scientific projects and is currently a mentor of three PhD students. Her scientific work is published in more than 150 peer-reviewed journals and books. Sanja Kezic was the chair of the large European Network on Skin Barrier in Atopic Diseases (SKINBAD, COST BM0903) and the vice-chair of the H2020 COST Action TD1206 Development and Implementation of European Standards on Prevention of Occupational Skin Diseases (StanDerm).

Prof. Dr. Jörg	Kleine-Tebbe

Prof. Dr. Jörg Kleine-Tebbe

Allergology & Dermatology

Allergy & Asthma Center Westend, Germany

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Prof. Dr. Jörg	Kleine-Tebbe

Prof. Dr. Jörg Kleine-Tebbe (Allergology & Dermatology)

Allergy & Asthma Center Westend, Germany

Prof Dr Jörg Kleine-Tebbe has held an honorary professorship at the Charité University Hospital in Berlin since 2017. Previously he was at the University Dermatology Hospital, Leipzig as senior resident and lecturer in the Allergry Unit. He has authored/co-authored over 120 peer-reviewed, original publications, reviews, more than 25 book chapters and has edited 4 text books. His interests include allergy diagnosis, allergens, IgE, new allergy treatments, allergen-specific immunotherapy. He provides scientific/educational lectures and consultation to extramural institutions, competent authorities, and industries. He has actively contributed to guidelines and engages in national and international Allergy Societies (EAACI, AAAAI, WHO/IUIS Allergen Nomenclature Sub-Committee)

Professor Gerald Koppelman

Professor Gerald Koppelman

Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology

University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

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Professor Gerald Koppelman

Professor Gerald Koppelman (Professor of Pediatric Pulmonology)

University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Professor Gerard Koppelman is a paediatric pulmonologist and clinician/scientist. He currently serves as head of department of Paediatric Pulmonology and Paediatric Allergology, and as the program leader of the Groningen Research Institute for Asthma and COPD. His main goal is to identify mechanisms that contribute to the inception and progression of asthma and allergy in children. He investigates birth cohorts (PIAMA, LifeLines, LifeLines NEXT) to find genes and environmental factors associated with asthma, allergy and lung function (i.e. PCDH1, IL1RL1, CD14), and recently also incorporated epigenetics (DNA methylation) in his studies. He leads the European MEDALL project on epigenetics and recently described the 14 CpG sites in blood that are consistently associated with asthma across 10 different European birth cohorts.

His team recently validated one of the first asthma mouse models based on human asthma genetics: the Protocadherin-1 knockout mouse. His ultimate aim is to use this knowledge to develop novel preventive and treatment approaches in allergy and respiratory disease.

Dr Hilary Longhurst

Dr Hilary Longhurst

Consultant Immunologist

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

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Dr Hilary Longhurst

Dr Hilary Longhurst (Consultant Immunologist)

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Dr Hilary Longhurst has wide experience in management of allergic and immunological disorders. Qualifying in medicine from Cambridge University and St Mary’s Hospital (Imperial College), London, she developed an interest in immunology while studying for her PhD with Professor Tony Holder at the National Institute for Medical Research (now the Crick Institute), Mill Hill, UK.

During many years of service to the UK National Health Service, at Barts Health and more recently Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, she has pioneered the development of and access to new therapies, alongside her interest in better use of existing established therapies.

Hilary has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals, participated in over 20 international trials of new immunological treatments, many as Principal Investigator, and has helped develop several key consensus documents. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international meetings and serves as a lecturer/supervisor for medical students, doctors and scientists undertaking advanced immunological study and research.

Hilary is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists. a member of the British Society for Immunology, The European Society for Immunodeficiency and the UK Primary Immunodeficiency Network. She serves on the World Allergy Organisation, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the Canadian angioedema guideline panels. She is a medical advisor to the patient organisations, Hereditary angioedema (HAE) UK, UKPrimary Immunodeficiency Patient Support (UKPIPS) and Dyskeratosis Congenita Action (DCAction).

Dr Susana Marinho

Dr Susana Marinho

Consultant Allergist and Honorary Senior Lecturer

Manchester University Foundation Trust and University of Manchester.

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Dr Susana Marinho

Dr Susana Marinho (Consultant Allergist and Honorary Senior Lecturer)

Manchester University Foundation Trust and University of Manchester.

Susana graduated from Medical School at University Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, and completed Specialist Training in Allergy in Lisbon. She moved to Manchester in 2005 to do a PhD in gene-environment interactions in asthma and allergy, supervised by Professors Custovic and Simpson at the University of Manchester, when she started working in the allergy clinic at Wythenshawe Hospital.

Susana was appointed as Consultant in 2009 and has been instrumental in the development of the Wythenshawe Allergy Service, which has since expanded considerably, providing comprehensive allergy care for adults, with close links with the Paediatrics Service; it is also an integrated clinical and research unit with an active research programme. Susana is PI in an urticaria study and co-investigator in several studies, mainly on food allergy.

Susana has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical allergy, her specialist areas of interest being drug hypersensitivity, anaphylaxis and food allergy. She has played a key role in the RCoA’s 6th National Audit Project on perioperative anaphylaxis. She is a member of the BSACI’s Standards of Care Committee.

Susana is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester and has a keen interest in education in Allergy, being a member of the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, Training programme Director for Allergy at HEE-NW and regularly teaching foundation and core medical trainees, GPs, and other clinicians/AHPs; she is co-lead for the Hypersensitivity Module of the Immunology MSc from the University of Manchester and is Educational Supervisor to 2 Allery STRs.

She is also deeply committed to the further development of Allergy in the UK and is a member of the Allergy and Immunology Clinical Reference Group for Allergy – Specialist Commissioning, NHS England. She is the Allergy Chair of the North West Allergy and Clinical Immunology Network (NWACIN) and a member of the Paediatric Network, and has been instrumental in fomenting joint working across the region’s services and developing regional management and referral pathways for primary care for common allergic conditions.

Dr Andrew McKenzie

Dr Andrew McKenzie

Group Leader

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

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Dr Andrew McKenzie

Dr Andrew McKenzie (Group Leader)

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge

Andrew McKenzie has been a Programme Leader at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) since 1994 and became Head of the PNAC Division in 2013. Andrew’s programme of research investigates the roles of cytokines in immune and haematopoietic disorders. He has defined and characterised how type-2 cytokine networks orchestrate the cellular response to pathogens and how dysregulation of these regulatory pathways can lead to diseases such as asthma and allergy. His identification of the cytokine interleukin-13 and the subsequent unearthing of its role in allergic asthma led to his discovery of type-2 innate lymphoid cells (ILC2). These lymphocytes secrete large quantities of cytokines and represent a new therapeutic target for intervention in inflammation and infection. More recently he has detailed the transcriptional regulators that restrict ILC2 development from lymphoid progenitors, and unearthed how ILC2 play critical roles in potentiating adaptive immunity.

Prior to his appointment at the LMB, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the MRC National Institute for Medical Research (UK) and subsequently a postdoctoral at DNAX Research Institute of Cellular and Molecular Biology (USA). He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2017, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2011.

Mrs Pauline Mulholland

Mrs Pauline Mulholland

Lead Dietitian

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast

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Mrs Pauline Mulholland

Mrs Pauline Mulholland (Lead Dietitian)

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Belfast

Since 1998 Pauline has been Lead Dietitian in South Eastern Trust in Northern Ireland, where she has managed the dietetic service across acute and community for adults and children.

Pauline has been an active member of the British Dietetic Association for many years and enjoys developing dietitians and dietetic practice across the UK. In 2008 she became a Health Foundation Fellow in ‘Leadership for Quality Improvement’ and is passionate about improving services for patients.

Supporting the Health Foundation Cow’s Milk Allergy (CMA) clinic project led by Dr Bernadette O’Connor has allowed Pauline to combine her skills and experience in quality improvement and management to demonstrate the positive outcomes for infants and their families. The current Spreading Improvement initiative is providing the opportunity to demonstrate how Specialist Paediatric Dietitians are leading community services to diagnose and provide early intervention for CMA while releasing capacity in Primary Care and demonstrating cost-effective prescribing.

Dr Clare Murray

Dr Clare Murray

Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and University of Manchester

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Dr Clare Murray

Dr Clare Murray (Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician)

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and University of Manchester

Clare Murray qualified in Medicine from Edinburgh University. She trained in paediatrics in Edinburgh, Manchester and Liverpool. She completed her doctoral thesis on “Environmental allergens and childhood asthma” at the University of Manchester in 2002.

She was appointed as a Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in 2003. In 2007 she was awarded a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lectureship award and in 2012 she was appointed as a senior lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is now a clinical academic spending approximately half her time as a consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital where she specialises in severe asthma and the remainder of her time is based at the University teaching and carrying out research. Her research interests include the development of asthma and allergic disease; severe asthma; pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for asthma; and cough. She is principle investigator for the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study, a birth cohort study designed to study risk factors for the development of asthma and allergies. She is also Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network Children’s Research Lead and Chair of NIHR Children’s Research Network Respiratory and Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Study Group.

Dr Liam O

Dr Liam O'Mahony

Departments of Medicine and Microbiology

National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland

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Dr Liam O

Dr Liam O'Mahony (Departments of Medicine and Microbiology)

National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland

Dr. Liam O’Mahony received his BSc in Microbiology from University College Cork, Ireland in 1994 and his PhD in Immunology was awarded in 1998 by Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Thereafter, Dr. O’Mahony performed post-doctoral research at the Department of Microbiology, University College Cork, Department of Medicine, University College Cork and the Digestive Diseases Division, UCLA. Dr. O’Mahony was a Principal Investigator at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, from 2003 to 2008. Since 2009, he has been head of Molecular Immunology at the Swiss Institute of Allergy and Asthma Research, University of Zürich, Switzerland. His research interests are focused on the molecular basis for microbe and metabolite modulation of mucosal inflammatory responses. He is a co-author on more than 100 published articles and is a co-inventor on 8 granted patents. Current research grants are from the Swiss National Science Fund, European Union and from industry.

Dr Markus Ollert

Dr Markus Ollert

Director

Luxembourg Institute of Health

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Dr Markus Ollert

Dr Markus Ollert (Director)

Luxembourg Institute of Health

Professor Dr. med. Markus Ollert is Director of the Department of Infection and Immunity, Luxembourg Institute of Health where he leads basic and translational research with a focus on immune-related disorders including asthma, allergic rhinitis and anaphylaxis. He also holds a position as professor in Clinical Allergology at Odense University Hospital of the University of Southern Denmark. Previously, he was professor of Molecular Dermatology/Immunology at TUM Munich, Germany and vice-chairman of the clinical Department of Dermatology and Allergy of TUM. Prof. Ollert pioneered translational research filling important gaps between laboratory research and molecular diagnostic application for patients with venom allergy. He has served as chairman of the IG Allergy Diagnosis (IGAD) within the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, when he initiated the Task Force on Molecular Allergology which published (2016) the world’s first comprehensive Users’ Guide on Molecular Allergology with Prof. Ollert as senior author/editor. Prof. Ollert is a clinician scientist with board certifications in Dermatology and in Allergology and has published more than 200 publications in scientific journals or text books, of which 171 are listed in Pubmed.

Ms Kelly Parker

Ms Kelly Parker

Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow

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Ms Kelly Parker

Ms Kelly Parker (Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow

Kelly has been the Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at The Princess Alexandra NHS Trust since September 2017 where she is currently in the process of implementing nurse-led services within allergy. Prior to this post she was the Paediatric Allergy Clinical Nurse Specialist at East and North Herts NHS where she established the Nurse led services within the allergy department including a nurse led eczema clinic which is her particular area of interest.

Kelly participates in allergy training days for local GP's. She is a member of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy Committee.

Dr Catherine Pashley

Dr Catherine Pashley

Lecturer in Infection, Immunity & Inflammation

University of Leicester

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Dr Catherine Pashley

Dr Catherine Pashley (Lecturer in Infection, Immunity & Inflammation)

University of Leicester

Catherine is a Lecturer at the University of Leicester, running an Aerobiology and Clinical Mycology group within the department of Infection, Immunity & Inflammation. Through her association with the Midlands Asthma & Allergy Research Association (MAARA) the group has the longest running active pollen and fungal spore record in the UK, dating back more than 40 years.

She is interested in the integration of molecular biology with traditional aerobiology and clinical mycology; and their application to understanding the role fungal allergy plays in causing and exacerbating respiratory diseases. Her research interests fall into two main areas: firstly, the detection of fungi from respiratory samples, which includes studies to determine the clinical relevance of the various fungi found, and secondly, the detection of airborne pollen and fungal spores with a particular focus on investigating airborne fungal spore diversity.

Professor Ian Pavord

Professor Ian Pavord

Professor of Respiratory Medicine

Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

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Professor Ian Pavord

Professor Ian Pavord (Professor of Respiratory Medicine)

Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford

Ian Pavord is Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the University of Oxford, where he is also Professorial Fellow of St Edmund Hall, and Honorary Consultant Physician at the Oxford University Hospitals. He was a consultant physician at the Institute for Lung Health, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK, from 1995 and Honorary Professor of Medicine from 2005 to 2013.

Professor Pavord’s research interests focus on the clinical aspects of inflammatory airway diseases. He has identified a number of clinically important phenotypes and biomarkers of inflammatory airway disease, and has pioneered the use of non-invasive methods of measuring airway inflammation in the assessment of these conditions. He has also played a lead role in the clinical development of three of the most promising new treatments for severe airway disease.

Professor Pavord was elected as a National Institute for Health Research Senior Investigator in 2011 and 2014, as an inaugural Fellow of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) in 2014, and as a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Science in 2015. He is also a member of congregation at the University of Oxford. Professor Pavord was co-Editor of Thorax from 2010 to 2015, Chief Medical Officer of Asthma UK from 2008 to 2014, Associate Editor of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine from 2005 to 2010, and has been Associate Editor of the European Respiratory Journal since 2016. Professor Pavord chaired the 2017 Lancet commission on asthma and received the 2016 ERS Gold Medal for his research. He is the author of 375 publications and has an H-index of 93.

Dr Michael Perkin

Dr Michael Perkin

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology & Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

St George's Hospital Medical School, London

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Dr Michael Perkin

Dr Michael Perkin (Senior Lecturer in Clinical Epidemiology & Consultant in Paediatric Allergy)

St George's Hospital Medical School, London

Dr Perkin is a Senior Lecturer at St George's, University of London. For eight years he ran the FSA/MRC funded “EAT” (Enquiring About Tolerance) Study the results of which were published in March 2016 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Michael trained at St George’s Hospital and then undertook clinical allergy training at St Mary’s and Southampton Hospitals. He held a Wellcome Fellowship in Clinical Epidemiology under Professor David Strachan. His PhD was on the relationships between atopy and the farming environment in children. His research interests are the epidemiology of allergic disease, the prevention of food allergy and the environmental contribution to the allergy epidemic.

Professor Werner Pichler

Professor Werner Pichler

Department of Allergology

University of Bern, Switzerland

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Professor Werner Pichler

Professor Werner Pichler (Department of Allergology)

University of Bern, Switzerland

MD (University of Insbruck, Austria); FMH internal medicine & FMH clinical mmunology/ Allergology, Switzerland. FAMH clinical Immunology/Hematology, Switzerland.

From 1984 – 2014 Dr Pichler was Head of Division of Allergology and Prof. for clinical Immunology, Department of Rheumatology, Clinical Immunology & Allergology, Inselspital, University of Bern, Switzerland. He has published over 360 original contributions and reviews in international, peer reviewed journals with the main focus on drug hypersensitivity and clinical allergy/immunology. In 1999 he founded the AIU (Allergy and Immunology Update), a yearly course on allergy/ immunology in Switzerland (Grindelwald) and in 2004 established the biennial drug hypersensitivity meeting (“DHM”), now the biggest meeting worldwide on drug hypersensitivity.

Dr Pichler consults for various pharmaceutical industries on drug hypersensitivity and in 2006 festablished ADR-AC GmbH (Adverse Drug Reactions-Analysis and Consulting), a company devoted to research, diagnosis and consulting on drug hypersensitivity.

Dr Andrew Pink

Dr Andrew Pink

Consultant Dermatologist

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Dr Andrew Pink

Dr Andrew Pink (Consultant Dermatologist)

Guys & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Andrew is a Consultant Dermatologist at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, Guy’s & St. Thomas’ Hospitals, London and a Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London. He has a special interest in medical dermatology, particularly psoriasis and eczema, and works in the tertiary referral multi-disciplinary specialist psoriasis and eczema clinics at the Institute. Andrew is the Clinical Trials Lead within the Skin Therapy Research Unit and supervises the clinical trials team at St. John’s. This growing team runs an extensive portfolio of phase II-IV trials examining novel therapies in medical dermatology.

Andrew underwent his undergraduate training at Nottingham University and was the first NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Dermatology. During his training he was awarded an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship to undertake a PhD in medical dermatology (molecular genetics of hidradenitis suppurativa) at King’s College London and received an MRC Centenary Award. He was subsequently appointed as an Academic Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology at King’s College London prior to becoming a Consultant at St. John’s.

Mrs Kathryn Powrie

Mrs Kathryn Powrie

Allergy Nurse Specialist

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust

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Mrs Kathryn Powrie

Mrs Kathryn Powrie (Allergy Nurse Specialist)

Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust

Kathryn is the Allergy Nurse Specialist at Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. Having qualified from Nottingham University she developed her career in allergy and asthma at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Since moving to Broomfield Hospital she has established nurse led allergy and asthma services including new-patient clinics, in-patient reviews, day case food and drug challenge sessions and supports the long established immunotherapy and biologic service. Enthusiastic about the role of allergy nurses she is the Chair of the BSACI Nurses in Allergy Committee and represents the profession on the Royal College of Physicians’ allergy accreditation (IQAS) Steering Group.

Ms Bunmi Raji

Ms Bunmi Raji

Research Dietitian

St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Ms Bunmi Raji

Ms Bunmi Raji (Research Dietitian)

St Thomas' Hospital, London

Bunmi Raji is a specialist Dietitian in paediatric allergy. She qualified at King’s College London in 2008 and has worked in clinical and research roles since then. Bunmi spent over 5 years as a Clinical Research Dietitian for the EAT Study, a large randomised control trial investigating allergy prevention. She is currently a member of the allergy multidisciplinary team at the Royal London hospital, providing specialist care to children with multiple food allergies. Bunmi is also a guest lecturer at London Metropolitan University, where she teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd

Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care

University of Bristol

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Dr Matthew Ridd

Dr Matthew Ridd (Consultant Senior Lecturer in Primary Health Care)

University of Bristol

Matthew is a GP in Portishead and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Academic Primary Care, University of Bristol. His research interests include skin problems commonly seen and diagnosed in primary care, allergy and patient-doctor relationships. He is the Chief Investigator on two NIHR-funded trials: Best Emollient for Eczema (BEE, www.bristol.ac.uk/bee-study) and Trial of Eczema allergy Screening Tests (TEST, www.bristol.ac.uk/eczema-allergy). He is also principle investigator on the Barrier Enhancement for Eczema Prevention (BEEP) and Spironolactone for Adult Female Acne (SAFA) trials. He chairs the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) primary care dermatology research specialist interest group and sits on an NIHR Health Technology Appraisal funding board. He has previously contributed to the NICE Quality Standards for Atopic Eczema and RCPCH eczema-allergy care pathways project.

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts

Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southampton

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Professor Graham Roberts

Professor Graham Roberts (Professor and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician in Paediatric Allergy and Respiratory Medicine)

Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine, University of Southampton

Graham Roberts qualified in Medicine from the University of Oxford. He completed a 4 year clinical research fellowship in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine at Imperial College School of Medicine at St Mary’s in Professor Gideon Lack’s group. He was awarded an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and completed his doctoral thesis on the safety and efficacy of immunotherapy for childhood allergic asthma. He then completed his training in paediatric respiratory medicine at The London Hospital and the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Graham Roberts took up an appointment as a clinical senior lecturer in paediatric allergy and respiratory medicine in October 2004; he was promoted to Reader in 2007 and to Professor in 2011. He is also the Co- Director of the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre on the Isle of Wight. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (2011-7) and was Chair of the Paediatric Section (2011-3).

Professor Roberts has a translational epidemiological research programme. It focuses on the pathogenesis and natural history of childhood asthma and food allergy together with the development of new strategies to improve the management of these clinical problems.

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Chris Rutkowski

Clinical Lead for Adult Allergy, Consultant Allergist

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Dr Chris Rutkowski

Dr Chris Rutkowski (Clinical Lead for Adult Allergy, Consultant Allergist)

Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

Dr. Rutkowski leads the Department of Allergy at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in London, a European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and World Allergy Organisation Centre of Excellence. He has extensive experience in all aspects of adult allergy care. His special clinical and research interests include difficult urticaria, drug allergy, and anaphylaxis.

Chris developed the largest anti-IgE (omalizumab) service for chronic spontaneous urticaria in the UK. He works alongside his dermatology colleagues in the first UK joint allergy/ dermatology Difficult Urticaria Clinic at St John’s Institute of Dermatology. He is a member of the EAACI taskforce on paediatric urticaria. Chris is a published author in the field of drug allergy and contributes increasingly to the education and training of MSc students, allergists, GPs and general physicians at a national and international level. In addition to his clinical duties he sits on the Council of the Clinical Immunology and Allergy Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Allergy Specialist Advisory Committee of the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board. He is the UK specialist training recruitment lead for adult allergy.

Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

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Dr Glenis Scadding

Dr Glenis Scadding (Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology )

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London

Honorary Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology, Royal National TNE Hospital, London; Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology at the University College London School of Medicine

Dr Scadding trained at Cambridge University & the Middlesex Hospital, with an MA and MD at the University of Cambridge. In 1995 Dr Scadding was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. She is also an Honorary Member of the Allergy Society of South Africa and an Honorary Member of the ENT Society of South Africa.

Dr Scadding has been awarded the Polish Rhinological Society Award, the BSACI William Frankland medal for outstanding services to UK Clinical Allergy, Allergist of the Year- Allergy UK, the Clemens von Pirquet award for research from European Academy of Allergy and Immunology, the Walter Jobson Horne award of British Medical Association and the World Allergy Organization -Outstanding Clinician. She was Secretary of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) 2007-9 and President 2009-12.

Research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitivity and sublingual immunotherapy and is the author of over 300 peer- reviewed publications.

Ms Gemma Schnitzer

Ms Gemma Schnitzer

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Ms Gemma Schnitzer

Ms Gemma Schnitzer (Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Gemma qualified as a children’s nurse in 2006 from Northumbria University. She has been working as a Paediatric Allergy Nurse Specialist for the last 8 years and joined the children’s allergy service at St Thomas’s hospital in 2014. Prior to this she worked with the allergy team at Kings College Hospital. Gemma conducts nurse-led allergy, and Immunotherapy clinics and is currently completing her third and final year of the Allergy Msc at Imperial College. Gemma was a committee member of the BSACI nurses group for several years.

Dr Mohamed Shamji

Dr Mohamed Shamji

Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Scientist in Immunology

National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London

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Dr Mohamed Shamji

Dr Mohamed Shamji (Senior Research Fellow & Clinical Scientist in Immunology)

National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College, London

Dr Shamji completed his clinical scientist fellowship training in clinical immunology at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in London, United Kingdom (UK) in 2004. He then pursued his interest in translational research and completed PhD studies in allergy and clinical immunology at the National Heart & Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK in 2010. He has recently established his research group (Immunomodulation and Tolerance group) within Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Imperial College lead by Professor Stephen Durham. In recognition of his research and academic achievements, he was recently awarded the Imperial College President’s Award for outstanding Early Career Researcher, 2015.

Dr Shamji chairs an EAACI-funded task force on biomarkers for monitoring allergen immunotherapy consisting of 17 international expert members who are leaders in the field of immunotherapy. The aim of the task force is to achieve a consensus on potential surrogate biomarkers that can be used in clinical trials to monitor efficacy of AIT in individual patients.

He has been invited to speak at plenary, keynote, symposia and expert discussion sessions and workshops at the European Academy Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI), American Academy Asthma Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology as well as industry sponsored meetings. He has been an AAAAI international Fellow since 2014 and a committee member for Immunotherapy, Allergen Standardization and Allergy Diagnostic interest section (IASAD) (2011-) and Immunotherapy, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Ocular allergy and Cough (IRSOC) (2015-). He represents basic science on the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) annual meeting programme planning committee. He was invited to become a senior affiliate member of Royal College of Physicians and a member of the scientific committee for Biotech Tools SA and advise on mechanistic and biomarker analyses for allergen immunotherapy trials. His research has lead to several preclinical studies moving onto phase II and now phase III trial of allergen immunotherapy in collaboration with Biotech Tools SA. He is a principal investigator and co-investigator on MRC, immune tolerance network (ITN) and several industry funded projects.

Professor Angela Simpson

Professor Angela Simpson

Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine in the School of Biological Sciences.

University of Manchester

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Professor Angela Simpson

Professor Angela Simpson (Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Head of the Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine in the School of Biological Sciences.)

University of Manchester

Angela Simpson is Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Centre lead for Respiratory Medicine and Allergy. She is an Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at University Hospital of South Manchester and delivers a weekly asthma and allergy clinic.

Her research focusses on early life risk factors for asthma and allergies. She coordinates the MRC funded national network of five asthma birth cohort studies (Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research) and is co-investigator of the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study; she is chief investigator of the Manchester Respiratory and Allergy BioBank at UHSM.

Having completed clinical training in Respiratory and General Internal Medicine in the North West Regional Rotation, Angela Simpson was appointed Senior Lecturer in Asthma and Allergy Research at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Respiratory Physician at Wythenshawe Hospital in January 2005. Her research interests are in risk factors for the development of asthma and allergy and her work is centred on the Manchester Asthma and Allergy Study (MAAS). MAAS is a unique birth cohort study specifically designed to study risk factors for the development of asthma and allergies, with very detailed measures of environmental exposure in early life. Dr Simpson leads the collaboration with the Centre for Integrated Genomic Medical Research and is investigating gene-environment interactions in the development of asthma, eczema, rhinitis and allergic sensitisation in the cohort.

Professor Simpson is a co-investigator in a range of international asthma case control studies, which will give further information of gene-environment interactions in asthma in other geographic areas.

Professor Simpson is also co-ordinator for the national Study Team for Early Life Asthma Research (STELAR) – a group of principal investigators from birth cohort studies. The aim of STELAR is to facilitate collaborations between birth cohorts, to provide greater power to detect main effects and interactions.

Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala

Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London

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Dr Isabel Skypala

Dr Isabel Skypala (Consultant Allergy Dietician & Clinical Lead for Food Allergy)

Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, London

Dr Isabel Skypala is a consultant allergy dietitian who established and runs the award-winning adult food allergy service at the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in London. She is also a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College, co-leading the food allergy module of the Allergy MSc. Isabel contributes to food allergy at international level, being co-founder and past chair of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA). She currently sits on the Executive Committee of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology. In 2014, Isabel received the William Frankland award from the British Society of Allergy & Clinical Immunology in recognition of her services to clinical allergy.

Dr Radoslaw Spiewak

Dr Radoslaw Spiewak

Department of Experimental Dermatology and Cosmetology

Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

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Dr Radoslaw Spiewak

Dr Radoslaw Spiewak (Department of Experimental Dermatology and Cosmetology)

Jagiellonian University Medical College, Poland

Dr Radoslaw Spiewak is a Dermatology and Allergy Consultant and Professor and Head of the Department of Experimental Dermatology and Cosmetology at Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow, Poland. He is the author or co-author of more than 150 scientific articles and more than 40 scientific monographs and textbooks. Research interests include: in vivo and in vitro diagnosis of allergy, patch testing, diseases from the spectrum of eczema and dermatitis, urticaria, cutaneous adverse reactions to cosmetics and drugs, mechanisms of contact hypersensitivity, photoallergy and phototoxicity. In his spare time, Dr Spiewak is a postgraduate student of music therapy, songwriter and amateur instrumentalist.

Ms Rachel Stead

Ms Rachel Stead

Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

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Ms Rachel Stead

Ms Rachel Stead (Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist)

Royal Brompton Hospital, London

Rachel Stead is the Lead Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London. Rachel provides nursing support to new patients referred for a systematic assessment of their asthma, including checking inhaler technique, reviewing and altering medications where necessary, exhaled nitric oxide testing and addressing adherence to medications. She also oversees the day to day running of the expanding nurse led biologic clinics which provide Omalizumab, Mepolizumab and Reslizumab to patients with severe asthma that have been discussed at the fortnightly multi disciplinary team meetings.

Ms Charlotte Stedman

Ms Charlotte Stedman

The Children's Allergy Service, St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Ms Charlotte Stedman

Ms Charlotte Stedman

The Children's Allergy Service, St Thomas' Hospital, London

Charlotte completed a master’s degree in Nutrition at Kings College London and went on to qualify as a dietitian from London Metropolitan University in 2006. Her first dietetic posts were at Poole and Bournemouth hospitals where she worked with adult inpatients. She went on to work at St Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight where she developed an interest in food allergy and research while working with both adults and children at the David Hide Asthma and Allergy Research Centre. In 2009 she joined the paediatric allergy team at St Thomas’ Hospital where she has since worked as both a clinical dietitian and research dietitian on the LEAP and EAT Studies. Over this time the department has expanded and she is now the senior research dietitian responsible for providing a specialist dietetic service to multiple paediatric allergy research studies conducted at the Evelina Children’s Hospital at St Thomas’ Hospital (e.g. LEAP, EAT and Basophil Activation Test follow-on studies, Pronuts study, and various AImmune peanut immunotherapy trials). She has been Treasurer of the Food Allergy Group of the British Dietetic Association and is a member of INDANA, EACCI and BSACI.

Dr Natalie Stone

Dr Natalie Stone

Consultant Dermatologist

Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff

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Dr Natalie Stone

Dr Natalie Stone (Consultant Dermatologist)

Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff

Dr Natalie Stone has been a full time dermatology Consultant at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board for the past 17 years. She is the ABUHB Dermatology Clinical Director and specialises in contact dermatitis, vulval dermatoses and general medical dermatology. She is currently the secretary for the British Society of Cutaneous Allergy.

Mrs	Analou Sugar

Mrs Analou Sugar

Speech and Language Therapist

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

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Mrs	Analou Sugar

Mrs Analou Sugar (Speech and Language Therapist)

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London

Analou is a speech and language therapist specialised in the field of paediatric feeding and communication difficulties. She has worked in various paediatric community and acute NHS hospital settings throughout London. She currently works at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital on a part time basis as a specialist in paediatric feeding difficulties. She works closely with general and specialist paediatricians to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of communication and feeding difficulties.

Dr Stephen Till

Dr Stephen Till

Reader/Consultant in Adult Allergy

King's College, London

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Dr Stephen Till

Dr Stephen Till (Reader/Consultant in Adult Allergy)

King's College, London

Dr Stephen Till has been a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer Award holder at King’s College London and Consultant Allergist (Adults) at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals since 2011. Steve graduated as a scholar from Oxford where he studied for a science degree before completing a PhD in Allergy at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London. He then decided to pursue medical training as a postgraduate student at University College London. He undertook 5 years of specialty training in Allergy at the Royal Brompton Hospital alongside continuing research (2006-11). In 2009 he received the World Allergy Organisation Henning Lowenstein Award for allergy research. Steve moved to KCL after completing his specialist training in 2011.

For many years his research interest has been the immune response to grass pollen allergens and the effects of immunotherapy but he also has significant interests in the human respiratory mucosal T cell responses and clinical food allergy in adults. He is currently Chief Investigator of the PollenLITE clinical trial (Pollen Low dose Intradermal Therapy Evaluation), funded by the MRC and NIHR under the Efficacy & Mechanism Evaluation Programme. PollenLITE is investigating the clinical efficacy of a novel low dose intradermal grass pollen vaccine for allergic rhinitis (hayfever). In addition, half of his time is spent in clinical practice as a consultant in the UK’s largest Allergy service. He is passionately committed to research that bridges the basic-clinical interface.

Dr Lauri-Ann Van der Poel

Dr Lauri-Ann Van der Poel

Consultant in Paediatric Allergy

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

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Dr Lauri-Ann Van der Poel

Dr Lauri-Ann Van der Poel (Consultant in Paediatric Allergy)

Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, London

Dr Van der Poel was awarded an MSc in Allergy from Imperial in 2014 and her main fields of interest are food allergy, chronic urticaria, health innovation and medical education. Lauri-Ann also serves on the paediatric board of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) and has presented on allergy and chronic urticaria in a variety of educational settings and at national and international allergy meetings.

Dr Laura Van Gerven

Dr Laura Van Gerven

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery

Leuven University, Belgium

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Dr Laura Van Gerven

Dr Laura Van Gerven (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery)

Leuven University, Belgium

Dr. Laura Van Gerven is an ENT staff member at the University hospital of Leuven where she specialises in rhinitis-rhinosinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery and anterior skull base surgery. She did her PhD under the guidance of Professor Hellings, investigating the pathophysiological mechanisms of non-allergic rhinitis and how capsaicin interfered with these mechanisms. Between 2016-2017 she held a clinical Fellowship in endoscopic sinus surgery and skull base surgery in Barcelona, Spain.

Dr Timothy Watts

Dr Timothy Watts

Specialist Registrar in Allergy

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

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Dr Timothy Watts

Dr Timothy Watts (Specialist Registrar in Allergy )

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London

Tim Watts is a Specialist Registrar in Allergy at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals, London, UK. He read medicine at Barts and the London, Queen Mary University of London and prior to this completed a BSc in Human Biosciences at the University of Plymouth. He undertook an Academic Foundation Programme within the North East Thames rotation and was later awarded an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowship in Allergy in 2013 which incorporated Core Medical Training. He commenced Higher Specialty Training in Adult Allergy in 2015.

Tim has a broad experience in all aspects of allergic disease with specialist clinical and research interests in delayed-type drug hypersensitivity and contact allergy. In 2016, he developed a contact allergy service to provide patch testing for patients referred internally within the allergy department at Guy’s Hospital.

He is the London trainee representative for the Allergy Specialty Training Committee and has lectured on the MSc in Medical Immunology at King's College London. He has presented at both national and international allergy conferences and published widely in the fields of drug allergy, contact dermatitis and food allergy.

Mrs Jennifer Whisken

Mrs Jennifer Whisken

Allergy Nurse Consultant

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

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Mrs Jennifer Whisken

Mrs Jennifer Whisken (Allergy Nurse Consultant)

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Jennifer Whisken is a Nurse Consultant in Allergy at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a regional Allergy Centre. Jennifer’s clinical interests are in food allergy, venom allergy and immunotherapy. She completed her MSc in Allergy at Imperial College London in 2011. Jennifer has previously held Chair of both ANSWER (Allergy Nurse Specialists within the Eastern Region) and the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Nurses in Allergy Committee.

Ms Judith Young

Ms Judith Young

Clinical Senior Lecturer

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

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Ms Judith Young

Ms Judith Young (Clinical Senior Lecturer)

Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia

Judith is a clinician, lecturer and researcher. She holds an Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, where she specialises in paediatric allergy. She aims to improve psychological understanding of allergy and empower parents, children, adolescents and clinical teams with the knowledge and skills to improve psychological well-being.

Academically, Judith is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Norwich Medical School, where she trains postgraduate students to become clinical psychologists and supervises research. In 2015, she was awarded Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of teaching excellence and academic leadership.

Judith also holds roles on National and International Paediatric Psychology Committees, where she promotes psychological understanding of chronic illness in childhood. Her specialist research area is allergy anxiety.